East Bay Priest Charged With Repeatedly Sexually Abusing Boy Facing Nearly Five Years In Prison

An East Bay priest who repeatedly sexually assaulted a child is facing nearly five years in state prison, officials said. Hector David Mendoza-Vela on Friday pleaded no contest to five counts of lewd or lascivious acts on a child age 14 or 15, court documents show. David Mendoza-Vela, 42, a Catholic priest in Fremont, has … Read more

California Priest Arrested for Child Sex Abuse

It wasn’t the news parishioners at St. John’s Catholic Church in San Lorenzo wanted to hear. Their former priest, Father David Mendoza-Vela was arrested on 30 counts of Lewd acts with a child on Thursday.  Some couldn’t believe it.  “He’s a priest, he’s a good priest,” one unidentified parishioner said.     Alameda County Sheriff’s … Read more